Now that Mosul has been recaptured from ISIS, will Christians be able to return to their homes there soon? It’s too soon to tell, according to Syriac-Catholic Archbishop Petros Mouche of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. He spoke with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.
Christians Under Siege
“We don’t know precisely who is doing the fighting. But we know that Christians are being hit hardest and first.” – Naseem, father of two in Syria.
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On the Nineveh plains in northern Iraq, ISIS has left in its wake some 13,000 damaged or destroyed homes belonging to Christians eager to return to their ancient communities. To help them, a number of priests have taken on the role of engineers and master builders.